Publications

“(Re)creating the Company: Tracing the Roots and Implications ofthe Dallas Theater Center’s Brierley Resident Acting Company. [Jan. 2014]                                           

Performance Review: “How We Got On.” Ecumenica. [Spring 2013] 

Performance Review: “Death Tax.” Texas Theatre Journal. [Jan. 2013]

Performance Review: “Bob: A Life in Five Acts.” Texas Theatre Journal. [Jan. 2012]     

Presentations

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“Flirting, Farting, and Wacking People on the Head: Commedia dell’Arte and its Application in Acting and Directing.” Mid-America Theatre Conference (Chicago, IL) Directing Symposium (2012)

“GI Joe – The Girl – American Hero: A Sculptural Analysis of Femininity Portrayed in The GI Joe Toy Line.” (Bloomington, IN)  Indiana University Graduate Symposium on Theatre and Performance Studies (2011)

“Finding Carniopolis: Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty as a Model of Theatrical Creation.” Mid-America Theatre Conference (Minneapolis, MN) Directing Symposium, (2011)

“Known by the Company that They Keep: An Examination of Dallas Theater Center’s Brierley Resident Acting Company.” Mid-America Theatre Conference (Minneapolis, MN) History Symposium, Minneapolis (2011)

“You Can Fly, I Can Watch.” Mid-America Theatre Conference (Cleveland, OH) Directing Symposium (2010)

“The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Bea: Semiotics and the role of Bea Wistad in Craig Wright’s Molly’s Delicious.” The Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival, (Waco, TX) Playwright’s Symposium (2009)

Research Interests 

My research interests incorporate performance studies, theatre, and popular culture.  Much of my current scholarship is devided between an exploration of femininity as portrayed in action figures and an examination of the performative nature of Fundamentalist Christian Hell-Houses.  My research in this area is focused on interpreting how the controversial “haunted houses” are part of a deeply imbedded religious tradition that has served as a foundational system of American values dating back to the formation of the United States.   

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